Experts visit Kishanganga Hydro-Power Project

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A team of experts from Pakistan and India inspected the dam site of 300 MW Kishenganga Hydro-Power Project in Gurez to see if a stay order granted by the International Court of Arbitration (ICA), Hague, on the project is being followed in letter and spirit.

The team visiting the dam site at Kanzalwan comprised of hydraulic experts who arrived in Gurez in special helicopters of the Indian Air Force. They spent about two hours at the site and had detailed discussion, sources said. It is their third visit since the project started. Last time they visited in May, 2012.

The Court of Arbitration at Hague has stayed all the constructions at the site. Pakistan had approached the ICA to stop India from constructing any permanent works on or above the River bed at the Gurez site. They claim that India has violated the Indus Water Treaty by constructing the dam.

The hydropower project is being built on Kishenganga (Neelum) River, which flows into Pakistan. It is likely to be completed in February 2014.

 

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